Here's the task: assemble the best and brightest in Colorado, the doers, the movers, the shakers. Then ask them to deliver "the speech of their life" and use that as a jumping off point to pay tribute to the power of ideas. Repeat as necessary.
TEDx Mile High, now in its second year, has followed the above model with great success. The forum recently concluded TEDx Mile High Salon and, to our good fortune, has posted high quality videos of the speeches online.
WATCH videos from the TEDx Mile High Salon: